Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain

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Marie

An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain

By H. Rider Haggard

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Nearly thirty-seven years have gone by, more than a generation, since first we saw the shores of Southern Africa rising from the sea. Since then how much has happened: the Annexation of the Transvaal, the Zulu War, the first Boer War, the ...

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Marie

An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain

By H. Rider Haggard

Complete New Edition

Nearly thirty-seven years have gone by, more than a generation, since first we saw the shores of Southern Africa rising from the sea. Since then how much has happened: the Annexation of the Transvaal, the Zulu War, the first Boer War, the discovery of the Rand, the taking of Rhodesia, the second Boer War, and many other matters which in these quick-moving times are now reckoned as ancient history.

Alas! I fear that were we to re-visit that country we should find but few faces which we knew. Yet of one thing we may be glad. Those historical events, in some of which you, as the ruler of Natal, played a great part, and I, as it chanced, a smaller one, so far as we can foresee, have at length brought a period of peace to Southern Africa. To-day the flag of England flies from the Zambesi to the Cape. Beneath its shadow may all ancient feuds and blood jealousies be forgotten. May the natives prosper also and be justly ruled, for after all in the beginning the land was theirs. Such, I know, are your hopes, as they are mine.
It is, however, with an earlier Africa that this story deals. In 1836, hate and suspicion ran high between the Home Government and its Dutch subjects. Owing to the freeing of the slaves and mutual misunderstandings, the Cape Colony was then in tumult, almost in rebellion, and the Boers, by thousands, sought new homes in the unknown, savage-peopled North. Of this blood-stained time I have tried to tell; of the Great Trek and its tragedies, such as the massacre of the true-hearted Retief and his companions at the hands of the Zulu king, Dingaan.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781496038166
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/22/2014
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Allan Learns French 1
Chapter II. The Attack on Maraisfontein 15
Chapter III. The Rescue 33
Chapter IV. Hernando Pereira 46
Chapter V. The Shooting Match 63
Chapter VI. The Parting 81
Chapter VII. Allan's Call 96
Chapter VIII. The Camp of Death 113
Chapter IX. The Promise 128
Chapter X. Vrouw Prinsloo Speaks Her Mind 142
Chapter XI. The Shot in the Kloof 158
Chapter XII. Dingaan's Bet 174
Chapter XIII. The Rehearsal 189
Chapter XIV. The Play 204
Chapter XV. Retief Asks a Favour 220
Chapter XVI. The Council 238
Chapter XVII. The Marriage 254
Chapter XVIII. The Treaty 264
Chapter XIX. Depart in Peace 288
Chapter XX. The Court-Martial 306
Chapter XXI. The Innocent Blood 326
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